Russia starts drafting UN General Assembly resolution on combating glorification of Nazism

Russia has begun drafting a resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism and Neo-Nazism due to be considered by the United Nations General Assembly, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a statement.

“Russia has started the preparation for another United Nations General Assembly Resolution entitled “Combating glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”. This resolution is traditionally co-sponsored by dozens of countries,” the statement said.

“The document is always adopted by the overwhelming majority. Only a few states vote against. And the number of opponents is consistently decreasing,” it said.

In 2014, Ukraine joined the countries that vote against this resolution, “which became a logical result of a coup in Kiev staged by the armed nationalists,” the Embassy said.

“The resolution expresses serious concerns over the spread of extremists movements and political parties based on ideologies of racial and national prejudice and condemns the glorification of the Nazi movement and former members of the Waffen SS organization, including by erecting monuments and memorials,” according to the statement.

The authors of the document express concerns over the continuing attempts to “desecrate or demolish monuments erected in remembrance of those who fought against Nazism (in this regard Poland deserves special mention), as well as to unlawfully exhume or remove the remains of such persons.”

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